Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

This week, the challenge from the inventive WordPress, Daily Post is ‘On top’. We can take the title literally or metaphorically so, as I have committed myself to six images per post, here is a mixture of both.

Literally, this young seagull is ‘on top’ of the rigging on this fishing boat; no doubt looking for his next easy meal.

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This proud dad must be feeling ‘on top’ of the world as he tentatively watches his wife settle ‘on top’ of their eggs.

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Watching this air-sea rescue helicopter, it seemed as if they were ‘on top’ of the situation.

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Looking at this litter ‘on top’ of the water in the harbour left me feeling ‘bottomed out’ about some people’s attitudes to their environment.

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By the time we’d climbed to the top of Korfe castle, we felt ‘on top’ of the world (apologies for the terrible clichés).

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And, saving the best until last, heading west this week, we stopped off in Bournemouth to drag #2 son away from his studies for a couple of hours to buy him breakfast.

  • I felt ‘on top’ to see him and know that he is happy and thriving.
  • Furthermore, I took this photo with an old 1970s Zenit 11 that I purchased at a boot fair on Saturday for a tenner and was ‘on top’ when I got the disc back from the developers to discover that the camera worked – or more impressively, as the camera has no light meter, to discover that I had correctly exposed all the photos… Next time, I’ll try and focus on my subject too.
  • And finally, as I had snapped the film roll when rewinding it (because I did it wrong), I was ‘on top’ to learn that the developers could still extract it from the camera.

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6 Of and Off charing Cross Bridge

This is the second time this year I’ve turned up to a place thinking I knew it but when I got there it had changed. Like the old iron bridge that is now all shinny and glass that I visited in Shoreham this year, Charing Cross bridge has undergone a facelift. What was an old, dark, Victorian, cast iron structure is now a sailboat like structure of white poles and rigging. I like Victorian architecture but this is beautiful too.

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